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[texts]The_Island_Home_by_Richard_Archer - Richard Archer, aka James F Bowman, mid nineteenth century
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Richard; Archer; Island; Home; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 102
[texts]Principal books by Rev TP Wilson - Rev. Theodore Wilson (died 1881)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Rev TP Wilson; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 194
[texts]The Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This book is definitely intended for the younger ones. Kingston does not really show how humorous he can be in most of his books, but this book is definitely meant to be funny and succeeds. Two elderly minor nobles agree that they will set out on a voyage to see the world. They set out on it, but their adventures take them no farther than Holland, which is where they already are. They have various mishaps, and even at one point get separated, only coming together again by chance...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Count; Funnibos; Baron; Stilkin; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 217
[texts]The First Mate - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
The hero of this story is Walter Leigh, who takes a job as second mate aboard a gasoline-powered yacht owned by a Mrs. Vansittart, whose husband is an American industrialist. Julius Vansittart is a rather nasty 12-year-old, who, despite his life being saved by Leigh, when he had fallen overboard, hates the English, and never misses an opportunity of being as unpleasant as possible, even to the point of stupidity...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harry; Collingwood; First; Mate; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 152
[texts]The Cruise of the Dainty - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Another book of great adventure, this time in the Pacific, where, at the time, many of the Islanders were, with good reason, ill-disposed towards Europeans, having been tricked so often in various unpleasant ways, even to the point where they would be invited on board to do some bartering, only to be battened below hatches, and then sailed off to Peru to be used as slaves. Our adventurers encounter hostility in places, but on the whole their worst enemies are the weather, and also ill-intentione...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Cruise; Dainty; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 179
[texts]Michael Penguyne - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
In this rather short book Kingston tells us of the hard life and its few pleasures of the fisher-folk of Cornwall. Gales and a forbidding coast-line can often spell disaster to the poor fisherman caught out in a rising tempest. Yet throughout this he and his family, with few exceptions, remain steadfast and God-fearing, with relatives springing to the aid of orphans and wives following a tragedy. Kingston is here at his most persuasively Christian, arguing that both the good things of life and t...
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Downloads: 258
[texts]A Dog with a Bad Name - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
The story opens in a rather run-down school. There is an unfortunate incident in which a boy is almost killed, and a boy of the name of Jeffreys, not a very popular chap, is held to have been responsible. Thus the dog acquires a bad name. Throughout the next few years of Jeffreys’ life this incident is brought up against him. He is brought lower and lower, till eventually he finds somewhere to live in the utmost poverty, amongst the very poor...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Dog; Bad; Name; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 356
[texts]Under the Chilian Flag - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
There was a state of war between Chili and Peru in the 1870s. It was all to do with a desert area that lay between Chili, Peru and Bolivia. At first this desert was not particularly claimed by any of these countries, but when it was discovered that it held rich reserves of nitrates, the three of them fell out. Two young Englishmen, with sea-going experience, were aboard a British vessel trading in nitrates and other ores...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Chilian; Flag; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 469
[texts]Adventures in Australia - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
A couple of young men go to Australia to stay awhile with the uncle of one of them. While on the way up to the uncle's station they meet with various adventures. During the book we are introduced to various of the animals of Australia, the kookaburra, the wombat, the kangaroo, the wallaby, and many others. We also meet with the aboriginal occupiers of the land. Finding that they like the life in Australia, the two young men decide to settle, and they buy, with the uncle's assistance, an area of ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Adventures; Australia; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 440
[texts]The Two Whalers; or, Adventures in the Pacific - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Jack is a young teenager, who is being prepared for the sea. He lives in Deal, a busy port in East Kent, and several well-found boats with good skippers hail from there. After attending a nautical college, and obtaining first prize there, he goes to sea with Captain Hake in the "Eagle". He has already met Medley, another apprentice in the same vessel. They have difficulty getting out of the Thames Estuary and into the Channel, on account of the weather, but eventually they reach southern latitud...
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Downloads: 203
[texts]The Golden Magnet - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Books by George Manville Fenn are full of dreadful situations which the reader cannot see the way out of. This one is no exception, in fact we would easily say that it is one of his best. Harry goes adventuring, and with him goes Tom, a young worker at Harry's father's soap-boiling factory. Tom is wonderful. He gets Harry out of numerous dire situations, and the book would not work without him. He is down-to-earth, and full of commonsense and energy...
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Downloads: 310
[texts]Ernest Bracebridge - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
A very well-written book--one of Kingston's best. It is about various events and personalities in a Victorian school. The boy after whom the book is named is such a heroic character that one can't help wondering if he is really either Kingston's own son, or maybe the son whom Kingston would have liked to have. In one of the last chapters it so happens that some of the boys pay a visit to another school, which happens to be the one your reviewer was at...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Ernest; Bracebridge; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 186
[texts]Out in the Forty Five - Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
This book is written in the style of a diary written by the youngest of four sisters. She is a very sensitive young girl, and her observations are very acute. Most of them are of a religious nature, and the description of the work of a preacher called Whitefield is very well worth reading. I felt quite emotional while reading it. As you may gather from the title the book is set in the time of 1745, at the time the Bonny Prince Charlie landed in an attempt to claim his title to the throne, curren...
Keywords: Athelstane; Emily; Holt; Forty; Five; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 314
[texts]The Adventures of Don Lavington - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco importation, in Bristol, England, which he does not much like. One day some money is missing from the office. It's pretty obvious who the thief is, but Uncle Josiah continues to accuse Don...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Adventures; Don; Lavington; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 337
[texts]The Frontier Fort - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Another well-written yarn by Kingston, with a background of Indian territory in the Red River area of North America. Plenty of action, ambushes, shootings, fast rides on horseback, and other incidents apparently typical of the life of those days and in such a place. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Frontier; Fort; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 270
[texts]Hendricks the Hunter - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
In this well-written book we find ourselves in Zululand, amid the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Hendricks makes his living by hunting, and trading the skins and other products. It is a dangerous way of earning money, and we are with him on one of his trips. There are dangers from animals, lack of water, snakes, and, of course, the natives. Some of the latter are friendly, and these are sympathetically depicted in the story...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Hendricks; Hunter; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 267
[texts]Tales of the Sea - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a collection of nine stories, some short, and some not so short. They are all very good reading, and Kingston seems to be at his best in the short story mode. You will probably enjoy the two episodes from the life of "Uncle Boz", that form the second story, especially the first, when he organises the rescue of the crew and passengers of a vessel that is wrecked near his house on a stormy Christmas Day...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Tales; Sea; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 292
[texts]Peter Trawl - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Peter is a young teenager in a family that suffers a series of disastrous events. Family money is lost due to the failure of a bank, not at all uncommon in those days, probably about 1830. They lived in Portsmouth, where the father was a wherryman, ferrying people out to the ships. The father meets with an accident, having ferried a passenger to his ship at anchor outside the harbour, is caught up by freak weather, which broke up his boat and drowned him...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Peter; Trawl; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 261
[texts]Fast in the Ice - Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This little book describes a visit up to the Arctic regions, that was supposed to have taken place long before the book was written, in other words in the early part of the nineteenth century. The purpose of the journey was to get near to the North Pole, which was considered to be surrounded by a large area of ice-free water. The vessel in which they sailed became beset by ice, and could not be moved...
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Fast; Ice; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML; djvu; prc; fb2
Downloads: 274
[texts]Old Daniel, by Rev Tom Hodson - Rev Tom Hodson (1804-1882)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Tom; Hodson; Old Daniel; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 94
[texts]Norman Vallery - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This book has a strange theme, but it is very well carried out. Norman Vallery is a small boy, about seven years old or less. His father has insisted that he should be brought up to believe that he should be allowed to do exactly whatever he wished. The result was a totally unpleasant child, unkind to animals, to his sister, and to all others around him. This is well described in the text, but we must also say that the numerous illustrations bring out his unpleasantness in a very clever way...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Norman; Vallery; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 199
[texts]She_and I, volume one - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
The setting is a dull suburb in London, just after the middle of the nineteenth century. The hero spots a very pretty young lady in church, and falls in love with her. The first problem is to get an introduction. He manages this, but the girl's mother, with an eye to the long-term, knows that our hero is not well-off, while others, who we can see are not the sort of person the girl would like to marry, are...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; She; I; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 417
[texts]Ned Garth - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Ned Garth; Made Prisoner in Africa. A Tale of the Slave Trade. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Ned; Garth; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 192
[texts]Kilgorman - Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
This was Reed's last book, written even as he lay dying, presumably from cancer. It is a very well-written book, and is very interesting, even though as in the works of Kingston and Collingwood there are a lot of swimming episodes. The time of the story is in the 1790s, during the French Revolution, which we see at close quarters during our hero's time in France. We also visit Rotterdam, in Holland...
Keywords: Athelstane; Talbot; Baines; Reed; Kilgorman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 300
[texts]Burr Junior - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
I thought that it was unusual for Manville Fenn to set a novel in a boys' boarding school, since I had become used to exotic settings in Malaysia, or South America, for his tension-filled novels. Here he certainly does not disappoint if it's tension and suspense you are expecting of him. The last few chapters, in particular, are extremely nail-biting, but the book is quite hard to put down at any point...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Burr; Junior; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 469
[texts]Fred Markham in Russia - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Fred and his brother have an adult friend, Cousin Giles, who is a naval officer who had served under the boys' father, before injury had compelled his retirement. One day Cousin Giles asks the boys to come with him on a visit to Russia. This was 1856. The boys' mother is glad they are not going too far, such as to the Antipodes. The little party arrive in Russia after some problems with their sea voyage...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Fred; Markham; Russia; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 284
[texts]Principal books of Lewis Hough - Lewis Hough (fl. late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Lewis Hough; Principal books; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 196
[texts]Roger Willoughby - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Sadly, this was the last book Kingston wrote. He was diagnosed with a rapid fatal illness while he was writing it, and he used the opportunity of bidding his young readers farewell in the Preface. There is a lot of action in the book, from encounters with the Barbary Pirates in what is now called Morocco, to military goings-on in Somerset and Dorset, to trials by Jeffreys, the Chief Justice (or Injustice might be a better name)...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Roger; Willoughby; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 263
[texts]Featherland; or, How the Birds lived at Greenlawn - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
As he explains in the last paragraph the book was written for the amusement of two little girls who were fond of leaning up against his knee, and asking him to tell them a story. Fenn was a very good naturalist, and I feel sure that he enjoyed looking out at the birds on the lawn, and seeing their reactions to one another. From this he has gone on to add occasional snatches of English speech, to illustrate to the girls the way the birds, and a few other animals (the dog, the cat, the bees, a hed...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Featherland; Greenlawn; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 319
[texts]The Settlers in Canada - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
"The Settlers in Canada" was published in 1844, the twenty-first book to flow from Marryat's pen. Marryat's later books were written for a juvenile readership. This book is notable because it is not in Marryat's earlier style, in that the narrative flows forward in a steady style, without the introduction of the usual asides which make his nautical books so readable. The subject material, set in the Canadian wilderness, is very well treated: in fact one might almost say that he had read the work...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Settlers; Canada; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 476
[texts]In the Rocky Mountains - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a very nicely written little book. It is easy to read or listen to, yet is full of real-sounding dangerous situations from which the young heroes escape with difficulty. The hero and his sister, Ralph and Clarice, are from a farming family in the middle states of America. The father, unwillingly followed by the mother, decide to move to the west, but unfortunately first the mother, and then the father, dies, and the two young people are left without an adult to guide and lead them...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Rocky; Mountains; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 259
[texts]Crown and Sceptre - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
I groaned a bit when I saw that this story was about the Civil War in England, in the mid-seventeenth century. But I soon realised that it was a very good story, told in the tension-laden Fenn style. We start off in the Devon coombes (valleys near the sea) with two families that are close friends. The Markhams live at The Hall, while the Forresters live at The Manor. There are two teenage boys: Scarlett Markham and Fred Forrester...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Crown; Sceptre; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 375
[texts]Black White and Gray - Amy Walton (1845-~1925)
Some young children, whose parents are working in India, are being brought up by an aunt in a small English village called Fieldside. The aunt lets them have a lot of freedom, but there are some "Rules of the House" which must be obeyed. When the cat has some lovely kittens, one black, one white, and one grey, they are not allowed to keep them, because there would then be too many cats than the Rules allowed, but they are given three weeks in which to find homes for them...
Keywords: Athelstane; Amy; Walton; Black; White; Gray; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 301
[texts]Over the Rocky Mountains - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This is one of the short but interesting books that Ballantyne wrote with the less well-off members of his readership in mind. All of these were of about 120 pages, and quite small books, that could be sold for only a shilling or two. The hero of many of them is a character called Will Osten, or Wandering Will. In this book he returns from a long trip away, during which his father had died, so his mother was very pleased to see him...
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Rocky; Mountains; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML; djvu; prc; fb2
Downloads: 359
[texts]Begumbagh, a story of the Indian Mutiny, and other stories - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book of short stories is an excellent read in the usual Fenn style of suspense. "How does he get out of this one?" is always in the reader's mind. Most of the book is taken up with a story about the plight of the British members of a small garrison, during the Indian Mutiny. The second story is about half as long, and is a well-written and extremely plausible story about a house owned by an old gentleman of ancient lineage, where there is a collection of gold plate which was said to be an "...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Begumbagh; incubus; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 511
[texts]For Fortune and Glory - Lewis Hough (1830-1900)
We were a little nervous to know how Lewis Hough got on writing a book with such a very different setting to his masterly "Doctor Joliffe's Boys." In fact the story opens in a boarding school (the British Public School) called Harton. This is probably meant to be a word based on "Eton" and another school that has an annual cricket match with Eton, called "Harrow". In fact there is plenty of internal evidence that it really is Eton, with the dropping of local slang terms only in use at that schoo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Lewis; Hough; Fortune; Glory; Soudan; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 495
[texts]Ben Hadden - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This small book, starts Ben off as the son of a fisherman on the east coast of England. The father is a pious Christian, and brings Ben up to be one too. Unfortunately various accidents befall the family, and they fall on hard times. Ben, in rescuing some children from a runaway horse, is injured, but is befriended by Lieutenant Charlton, who is able to arrange so that things go better for Ben's mother...
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Downloads: 206
[texts]The Mate of the Lily - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This is another book by Kingston on the theme of a youngster whose father has not returned from a voyage at sea, and whose mother therefore is almost destitute, with several younger children to house and feed. Luckily her brother Jack, the Mate of the Lily, is home, and though pledged in marriage, offers to provide for the family, taking the eldest, Harry, with him as an apprentice officer. They are to look for a return cargo in the Java Seas and thereabouts, and use the opportunity, following c...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Mate; Lily; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 190
[texts]Peter the Whaler - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Peter's father is a country vicar in Ireland, and Peter is a naughty teenager, who has got in with friends who encourage poaching, at that time a most serious offence. His father confiscates the gun, but one night Peter recovers the gun and has another coaching expedition, during which he is caught by the gamekeepers. The magistrate releases him to his father, who travels with him to Liverpool. For fifteen pounds Captain Swales of the BLACK SWAN agrees to take him and to teach him the rudiments ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Peter; Whaler; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 279
[texts]The Adventures of Dick Maitland - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Dick Maitland is working as a doctor's apprentice in the East End of London, at that time a place of great poverty. The doctor with whom he is studying is rather a philanthropist for, instead of setting up trade for the wealthy, in Harley Street, he is curing the poor for practically nothing. Dick's family circumstances take a turn for the worse, and he goes down to the docks to work his passage to South Africa...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Dick; Maitland; Adventures; Peru; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 536
[texts]Fitz the Filibuster - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Another well-written book of nautical adventure by a writer who is a master of suspense. Our hero is a young midshipman called Fitzgerald Burnett, but always known as Fitz. The warship in which he serves is on Channel Patrol, and they are on the lookout for a smuggler who is running arms to a friendly Central American small Republic. They get more caught up in the struggle that is going on in that country, and so take part in several small fights and other tense situations...
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Downloads: 246
[texts]The Little Savage - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This remarkable book is one of those on which Marryat was working during his last few months. It was finished by his son. A young boy and a rather nasty old man have been marooned on a remote tropical island. The man is very unkind to the boy, and treats him like a slave. But the man is struck blind by lightning, just at the very moment when it appeared likely that they were to be rescued. The boy is able to force the man to behave better, and learns to read, using the letters in the Prayer Book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Little; Savege; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 440
[texts]Cutlass and Cudgel - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
In some ways this book is reminiscent of "The Lost Middy", by the same author, but I suppose that with a similar theme, a nosey midshipman taken prisoner by a gang of smugglers, there are bound to be other points of similarity. Anyway, it is a good fast-moving story, with lots of well-drawn human interest. It starts off with a comic scene, where the Excise patrol vessel is cruising near an area suspected of being heavily involved with smuggling...
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Downloads: 316
[texts]Roy Royland; or, The Young Castellan - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book was originally published under the name "Roy Royland"; or, "The Young Castellan". The edition we used was printed in the US, and for some reason was not given its full name. A Castellan is a person in charge of a castle, and that is what young Roy Royland has become, while his father, Sir Granby Royland, is away defending his king. For the time is about 1640, and there is a move afoot in the country of England to do away with the monarchy...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Roy; Royland; Young; Castellan; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 224
[texts]Diary in America, Series One - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
Captain Marryat visted America in 1836-37 and wrote his observations in two series, each of three volumes. It is worth a dip, but don't take it seriously, just as we would not take seriously a book of notes uppn England by a foreigner. Frederick Marryat was born in Great George Street, Westminster, London on 10th July 1792. His father, Joseph Marryat, was descended from Huguenots who had taken refuge in England following the St...
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Downloads: 407
[texts]Taking Tales - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
This book is a collection of six tales. Originally each of these was published as a separate book, at a low price. Each story was full of interest, and the intention was that the families of England would sit down as a family to read and discuss the story. In this collection we have a story about an English country miller; a boy who goes to sea; a family who settle in Canada; a boy who joins the army and serves in the Crimea and in the Indian Mutiny; an Australian shepherd; and lastly, but far f...
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Downloads: 248
[texts]Sunshine Bill - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
Bill's father is a wherry-man in Portsmouth Harbour, who one day has an accident and is killed. Bill's mother is a seller of apples. The whole family are a happy, good-humoured lot. Bill is befriended by a Captain Trevelyan, who offers him a boy seaman's place in his ship, the Lilly. So Bill goes off to sea, knowing that it would be perhaps four years or more before he would see his family again. His companions as boy seamen include Tommy Rebow, a somewhat weaker lad than Bill...
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Downloads: 190
[texts]Sail Ho! - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This appears to be one of Fenn's later novels, and is just as exciting and full of tension as are his earlier ones. The hero is a seventeen-year-old boy called Alison Dale. We have never heard of a boy called Alison before, but this one is pretty tough, and already knew a lot about seamanship even before he went to sea, on account of having often sailed in his father's large yachts. Hopefully most boys on their first cruise to sea won't have anything like the adventures that befell Master Alison...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Sail; Ho; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 361
[texts]The Three Midshipmen - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The tale of the Three Midshipmen is carried on to the Three Lieutenants, the Three Commanders, and the Three Admirals. The book starts with the arrival of three new boys at a boarding school for young gentlemen. One boy is English, one is Scottish, and the third is Irish. Under the influence of various bullies and other schoolboy adversities the three lads learn to stick together, and to look after each other...
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Downloads: 294
[texts]Valerie - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book was the last one that Marryat was working on in his last days. It is unusual for him in that the story concerned the life of a lady, whereas he normally wrote about the rough-and-tumble of life aboard ship. There is a preface which explains more about the way in which this book was conceived and written. It was completed by someone whom I think may well have been Marryat's wife. There are some interesting episodes, particularly the way in which the young Lionel is raised from being a j...
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